Bordeaux is the biggest fine wine region in the world. The great red wine regions are the Medoc, nestled north of the city of Bordeaux, and more to the south, the very best of the Graves region, the Pessac-Leognan, both on the west side of the Garonne river. Generally, they represent what people call the left bank, or in French, rive gauche. On the east of the city of Bordeaux are nestled the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol regions, also called the right bank wines, locally called rive droite. While Saint-emilion and Pomerol wines are mostly exported, some of the fringe appellations, such as Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg produce some ambitious and fine red and white wines as well, which are mainly consumed in the region. Generic Bordeaux reds can be produced all over the region under the simple appellation Bordeaux. Some of the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation wines can provide some fruity, easy-drinking reds at extremely affordable prices.
Pick-up at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience.
Driven & walking panoramic tour of the city of Bordeaux
& cultural highlights of the old city
The Saint-Andrew Cathedral and the Pey Berland square, the Saint-Michael Church, the City Hall, the Opera House (Le Grand Théâtre) and the Comedy plaza, the Statue of the Girondins, the Quinconces Plazza, the Fort du Hâ, the Napoleon’s Stone Bridge (Pont de Pierre), the Submarine Base (WW 2), the Palais Galien (Roman amphitheatre ruins)
The Chartrons district (the Wine Merchant district), the Royal Place (Place de la Bourse), the Fountain of the Three Graces; the Château Descas
The Gates of the Old city
The Cailhau Gate, the Aquitaine gate, the Burgundy Gate, The Dijeaux Gate, the Grosse Cloche and the Saint-Pierre district
Lunch at a local restaurant or brasserie in the heart of the UNESCO classified city
Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé des Graves) After a short tout in the vineyard, you will continue with a visit of the vat room, of the cellar, followed by a tasting of 2 wines (red & white)
Stop in one of Bordeaux wine-bars and enjoy a glass of Grand Cru Classé wine.
Drop off at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience